For years, Mau y Ricky skillfully blended their pop-forward approach with the rhythms of reggaetón and other island sounds. Late 2010s hits like “Desconocidos” and “La Boca” proved the Venezuelan duo could collaborate on a high level without sacrificing their own artistic identity. With DESGENERADOS MIXTAPE, they continue to demonstrate an almost preternatural ability to fuse their warm, agreeable style with others. Features from pioneers Zion & Lennox, contemporary hitmakers Eladio Carrión and Jay Wheeler, and even música mexicana star Carin Leon challenge existing expectations of the pair’s talent and clout. They thrive amid the pop-rock swing of “Salvaje” with Justin Quiles, the yearning reggae vibes of “Ex” with La Joaqui, and the broad balladic surge of “Vivir Sin Ti” with CNCO.